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Michael Trent Trani

Michael Trent Trani

also known as M. Trent Trani, Trent Trani

Practice areas:

DUI & DWI, Criminal Defense, Child Custody, Family, Divorce & Separation, Domestic Violence, Sex Crime, Violent Crime, Child Abuse, Expungement

About Me

Contact us now for a Free Consultation.  303-333-1816 or Toll Free 1-855-MyCrimL (692-7465)M. Trent Trani & Associates, P.C. is a Denver Criminal Defense and Personal Injury Law Firm dedicated to providing aggressive and zealous representation to each and every client.  The firm has assisted thousands of people prosecuted by law enforcement by obtaining numerous Not Guilty Verdicts, negotiating favorable plea bargains, or by convincing prosecutors that dismissal was warranted. The firm has also assisted numerous clients who have been injured by the reckless and negligent actions of others.Trent is a Denver criminal lawyer who specializes in criminal defense and personal injury.  He is a seasoned trial attorney who has conducted numerous felony and misdemeanor trials in courts located throughout the State of Colorado.  Over the years, Trent’s clients have been charged with various types of criminal offenses including, First Degree Murder, Rape, Child Molestation, Sexual Assault, Child Abuse resulting in Death, Domestic Violence, Vehicular Homicide, and Driving Under the Influence/DUI.  Trent’s most notable recent trial results include Not Guilty verdicts in Vehicular Assault and Sexual Assault on a Child cases in Adams County, Colorado, Not Guilty verdicts in Driving Under the Influence/DUI and Domestic Violence cases in Denver County, Colorado, and a Not Guilty verdict in an Unlawful Sexual Contact case in Douglas County, Colorado.

M. Trent Trani & Associates, P.C. also represents clients in divorce, child custody, and other family law matters. 

Trent has handled a number of cases that have received both national and local media attention, drawing interview requests from local newspapers and television news programs as well as network programs such as Good Morning America, the Today Show, and Primetime Live.

Please contact Trent directly for a FREE Consultation at 303-333-1816 or TOLL FREE at 1-855-MyCrimL (692-7465).

Or visit M. Trent Trani & Associates, P.C. at


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Practice Areas

Licensed since 1999

  1. Criminal Defense: 20%
    16 years, 10 thousand cases
  2. DUI & DWI: 20%
    16 years, 10 thousand cases
  3. Domestic Violence: 10%
    0 years
  4. Divorce & Separation: 10%
    16 years, 1 thousand cases
  5. Other: 38%
  6. More 



Fixed (Always)

Payment Types:

Cash, Check, Credit Card

Attorney Endorsements

14 total 

  • Claire Dawson

    I highly recommend Trent as a criminal defense attorney. He is an excellent litigator with a wealth of knowledge and experience. He always puts his clients' needs first and that makes him a very successful and accomplished advocate.


    Claire Dawson DUI & DWI Attorney
    Relationship: Worked together on matter

  • Scott David Goldman

    Trent is one of Colorado's premier criminal defense attorneys. If you find yourself in a criminal pickle, call Trent and he fight hard to protect your rights!


    Scott Goldman Divorce & Separation Attorney
    Relationship: Fellow lawyer in community

Contact Info

M. Trent Trani & Associates

44 Cook Street
Suite 100
Denver, CO, 80206-1211




Professional Misconduct

We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.

Avvo Contributions

Legal Answers


Award NameGrantorDate Granted
10 Best Client SatisfactionAmerican Institute of Criminal Law Attorneys2015
Top 100 Trial LawyersNational Trial Lawyers2014
Top 100 DUI AttorneysNational Advocacy for DUI Defense2014
Lead Counsel Rated in Family Law and Criminal LawLead Counsel2013
AM-JUR Award Advanced Criminal ProcedureSturm College of Law1998

Work Experience

TitleCompany NameDuration
Owner, Partner, and Senior AttorneyM. Trent Trani & Associates, P.C.2005 - Present
AttorneyColorado State Public Defenders Office2000 - 2003


Association NamePosition NameDuration
Colorado Criminal Defense Bar AssociationN/A2000 - Present

Legal Cases

Case NameOutcome
Denver Sex Assault on a Child Criminal AttorneyNot Guilty on all counts
Denver Criminal Defense Attorney beats Vehicular Homicide and DUINot Guilty on all counts
Denver Sex Assault on a Child Pattern of Abuse and Position of TrustNot Guilty on all counts

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Publication NameTitleDate
Colorado State Public Defender Annual ConferenceRoadsides & Beyond2000


School NameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Denver Sturm College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1999
Colorado State UniversityPolitical ScienceBA - Bachelor of Arts1995

Speaking Engagements

Conference NameTitleDate
Colorado State Public Defenders Office Annual ConferenceDUI Law in Colorado2000